Can't Hold Us

Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Album: The Heist

Posted on 09/13/2013

Record Label: Macklemore LLC

Released On: 08/16/2011


My sense is that this song is a little rough but by no means typical of the violent Rap music others purvey. Macklemore expresses his desire to move on up and be successful. He wants to have the things that come with success, but I didn’t see a focus on violence, hate speech, gratuitous sexual content or misuse of drugs. I like one of his closing lines: “Learn from that failure, gain humility.” That’s something we should all think about.